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Catching air - Jimmy Gasore is working on Africa’s first high-frequency climate observatory in his native Rwanda.

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31/10/2014

Original story at MIT News All around the planet, high-frequency climate observatories are collecting atmospheric data around the clock as part of the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a 35-year-old project to study emissions and climate change. But there’s one problem: Despite a network of observatories that covers much of the globe, AGAGE lacks data on Africa — ...

Iberdrola Opens West Of Duddon Sands, The Group’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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31/10/2014

Today, the UK Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, IBERDROLA Chairman, Ignacio Galan, and DONG Energy Executive Vice President, Samuel Leupold opened West of Duddon Sands (WoDS) offshore windfarm. With an investment of €2 billion, this offshore wind facility developed by IBERDROLA, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, in a joint-venture with Dong Energy was ...

Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

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30/10/2014

Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, Superior will pay ...

Webinar: How to Write a Results-Driven EHS Software RFP

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31/10/2014

Ensuring you get the best EHS software solution for your organization means providing a Request for Proposals (RFP) that clearly communicates your company’s key priorities, needs and objectives. But building an RFP can be an exhausting, labour-intensive process that, executed incorrectly, can lead to misguided proposals and out-of-synch solutions. This free 30-minute webinar provides the ...

New Hach Dr1900 Portable Spectrophotometer

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30/10/2014

Hach Lange has developed a new generation device for portable water analysis – the Hach DR 1900 Spectrophotometer. The robust and waterproof entry level spectrophotometer model can utilise the tried and tested cuvette test system from HACH LANGE, this delivers officially recognised results for your water testing in just a few work steps. The Hach DR 1900 Spectrophotometer and is ideal ...

Mediterranean land degradation threatens food security

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30/10/2014

Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent research. This can have severe impacts: the amount of available agricultural land per capita in the region could have dropped by half by 2020, compared with 1961, the study estimates. The Mediterranean region covers about 850 million hectares in 22 countries across ...

DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford

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29/10/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently teamed with contractor Washington Closure Hanford to complete a major recycling effort during cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The work involved removing an electrical substation in the 300 Area, a former industrial complex about a mile north of the city of Richland that was the center of Hanford’s radiological ...

California eyes $500 billion in water spending

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31/10/2014

California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said. John Laird, California secretary of natural resources, and Mark Cowin, head of the water resources department, spoke to reporters ...

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